Thank you for your interest in our schools. Students participate in the Kansas Assessments Program each year to measure academic progress. The challenge of the
No Child Left Behind legislation is the continuous raising of the achievement bar so that all students are proficient.
Over the past several years, our students have made significant progress in meeting the challenge. The work of our dedicated teachers and staff is reflected in the improvement of assessment scores by our students.
The report cards are very detailed and provide data for each grade level participating in the assessments. The links below take you directly to each report, which is provided by the Kansas State Department of Education.
To view Standard of Excellence information,
District report card
> Listed by Schools
Kansas Assessment Performance Level Descriptors
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) - USD 232: click here
Standard of Excellence
The Kansas State Board of Education has established very high expectations for academic achievement for both Kansas schools and for individual students. These expectations are called the "Standard of Excellence." An excellence standard establishes a "world class" benchmark of performance for either an individual student or for a group of students for the particular skill assessed. A Standard of Excellence, in tandem with other achievement measures, is used to interpret performance on the Kansas assessments.
The Standard of Excellence, in use since 1995, is based on a distribution of student scores across the five student performance levels of the state assessments for each content area tested. Input from a panel of superintendents, principals, and curriculum directors and an analysis of the building performances data were used to construct a criterion profile of performance for a building judged to be "excellent." These "standards of excellence" criterion were developed considering the performance of all students as the base population.